Krabat Pilot is an innovative and unique type of crawling aid. Traditional crawling aids do not provide sufficient active assistance to lift the hips. Krabat Pilot does exactly this.
When a child receives help to lift his/her hips it becomes easier for them to place the knees under their body to facilitate crawling. The lifting movement that is provided by Krabat Pilot is dynamic, constantly changing as the child crawls. By using the Krabat Co-Pilot position and crawling system we give the child adequate friction on the surface and adjustable elastic bands to alternate the leg movements. These elastic bands will also guide the child into the crawling position and limit hip abduction.
Krabat Pilot requires individual testing and adaptation.
Krabat Pilot is a technical aid that supports a child on their hands and knees. This position is the pre-stage to crawling and moving around. The Pilot assists the child up from the floor which helps to stimulate participation and play. Weight bearing through the hips and shoulder is very important for the child motor learning.
We strongly advise the use of the Krabat Pilot as early as possible while the child is motivated to get up on to their hands and knees, and craw. The patented aid has a gas spring which gives the child a dynamic assistance to lift their pelvis. The amount of assistance given by the gas spring can be individually adjusted to meet the needs of the child. In addition, the height of the aid and the length of the board can be altered, making the Krabat Pilot suitable for children between the ages of 1 – 5 years. The optimal configuration for the end user is decided at an individual trial.
It is easy to place the child in the aid. Apart from a strap which is situated in the groin and buttock area the child is not fixed to the aid. This allows the child to move relatively freely, an important basis for crawling and the child’s well-being.
The Krabat Pilot is constructed to minimize the danger of injury to the child fingers. The padded board which the child lies on is soft and easy to clean.
The Krabat Pilot is modern and well designed. It is compact and easy to carry.
Krabat Co-pilot (position and crawling system)
Friction on the knees is important for crawling. The Krabat Co-pilot position and crawling system is developed to protect the child knees and give the adequate friction on wooden and linoleum floors.
Furthermore, it assists the child in moving the knees forward during crawling. An elastic band connects the knee pads to the aid, and/or connects the knee pads to each other. The elastic bands are limiting hip abduction and guide the child into the crawling position.
Good training position
Active position for movement
Support a child on all four
Adjustment of hight
Variable setting, lowest posibility
Adjustment of hight
Variable setting, highest posibility
Front board, outer position
Front board inner position, back board inner posistion
Back board middle position
Back board outer position
Removable and washable cushion
Strap for correct positioning
Variation in lift
Standard Krabat Pilot
Standard equipped Krabat Pilot
Butterfly harness for correct position
Back strap for fixation of the child
Adequate and correct friction for the knees is essential for crawling
|A||Inner width||30 cm|
|B||Width of the board||25 cm|
|C||Length of the board||21 - 28 cm|
|D||Total width||39 cm|
|E||Height||15 - 21 cm|
|F||Total length||31 cm|
|Age||From approx. 9 months|
|Max. weight of user||25 kg|
|100-1010||Krabat Co-Pilot Positioning- and crawling aid, pair|
|100-2001||Complete board, white|
|100-2002||Complete cushion, black|
|100-2003||Gas spring 160N|